Providence
Rhode Island, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Providence, RI

The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day
August, the last month of the summer, in Providence, is also a moderately hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 81.3°F (27.4°C) and an average low of 63.1°F (17.3°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a still warm 81.3°F (27.4°C). The average low-temperature, in August, is 63.1°F (17.3°C).

Humidity

In Providence, the average relative humidity is 72.5%.

Rainfall

In Providence, during 9 rainfall days, 3.6" (91.4mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Providence, Rhode Island, during the entire year, the rain falls for 124.9 days and collects up to 47.2" (1198.5mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Providence, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 33.8" (858.5mm).

Ocean temperature

With an average ocean temperature of 69.3°F (20.7°C), August is the month with the warmest seawater in Providence. For swimming, a surface water temperature of 69.3°F (20.7°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day in Providence is 13.8h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August is 8.5h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 8. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
The daily maximum UV index of 8 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the temperature in August in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, in August, the average high-temperature is 81.3°F (27.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 63.1°F (17.3°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Providence?

In August, the average relative humidity in Providence, Rhode Island, is 72.5%.

How much does it rain in Providence in August?

In August, the rain falls for 9 days. Throughout August, 3.6" (91.4mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What month is the ocean warmest in Providence?

August is the month with the warmest seawater, with an average ocean temperature of 69.3°F (20.7°C). For most, swimming in 69.3°F (20.7°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).

How cold is the water in August in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average seawater temperature in August is 69.3°F (20.7°C). For most, swimming in 69.3°F (20.7°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).

How many hours of daylight does Providence have in August?

The average length of the day in August in Providence, Rhode Island, is 13.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Providence have in August?

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average sunshine in August is 8.5h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Providence?

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 8, are months with the highest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Providence?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Providence is 8. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in August: 81.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (37.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 63.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (21°F).

Average humidity in August - Providence, RI
  • Average humidity in August: 72.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (73%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (61.4%).

Average rainfall in August - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in August: 3.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (5").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are February and July (3.3").

Average rainfall days in August - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in August: 9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (12 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (8.7 days).

Average snowfall in August - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (9").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in August - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Providence, RI
  • Average sea temperature in August: 69.3°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (69.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (38.1°F).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in August: 13.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 8.5h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.4h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

Average UV index in August - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in August: 8

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).